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TRUMP IS KILLING HEALTHCARE WITH 10,000 CUTS…

September 29th, 2017

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO NOW: PROPHETS OF RAGE

September 26th, 2017

I learned of Chuck D’s and Tom Morello’s project—Prophets of Rage (from Prophets of Rage, 1988/2011)—in an interview by David Greene. I immediately ordered the CD and I’m listening to it this evening. The music is powerful. MARA: Make America Rage Again. Dorian Lynskey, in Prophets of Rage: ‘We’re the soundtrack to the resistance!’ for […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REDEFINED EPIC FAIL

September 25th, 2017

Driving between students today I was blown away by how every, and I mean every, radio news show focused on one story: President Donald John Trump’s appeal to his minions with his fire the sons of bitches meme. You might argue that Trump has distracted us from yet another zombie blowing up, but I don’t […]

TRUMP HANDS CONVERSATION TO KAEPERNICK…

September 25th, 2017

"It’s not about dividing. We as American people need to come together even stronger.” — @KingJames responds to @realDonaldTrump’s comments. pic.twitter.com/UHpzXpb42K — UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 23, 2017 Anndddd, we have Colin Kaepernick for the wind. Once again, President Donald John Trump thinking that firing up the base was the solution to all his problems has […]

THIS COULD BE THE BREAK FOR RAIF BADAWI…

September 22nd, 2017

[Update @ 0900 on 23 September: Still nothing but crickets from the Ministry of Justice.] Regular readers know that I have been following the plight of Raif Badawi since early 2015 and posted updates daily to my Boost Your Top-Of-Mind list when they have been available. This evening I disrupt that routine because the news […]

TRUMPCARE IS THE GOP’S SHAMBLING ZOMBIE…

September 21st, 2017

Americans love vampires and zombies, in their fiction. Republicans in Congress and the White House, however, think that the solution to America’s rejection of their undead is making the monster even more horrible, more scary, more deadly because of… Jobs. Not mine, not yours, theirs. Alan Fram, writing in Worries of backlash help revive GOP […]

IF THIS BE MADNESS…

September 20th, 2017

America needs a Reverend Doctor Francis Willis; We the People need a Senator Howard Baker to stand up for us and all that is great about America. President Donald John Trump is so blatantly unstable, so dangerous to himself and our nation that members of his own party are questioning his sanity. His Strangelovian speech […]

HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY…!

September 17th, 2017

On 8 December 2004, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) slipped Section 111 of Title I, Division J, of the Fiscal Year 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 108-447) and a new national holiday into our collective consciousness: Constitution Day. Our Constitution is the single most important document in Human History; read it all. We the People […]

WRONG ABOUT CORPORATIONS SINCE 1982…

September 16th, 2017

Ralph Nader has crushed a misconception I’ve touted as law for years. I can’t begin to number the times I’ve said that corporations have one, and only one legal obligation: to maximize shareholder value. I was wrong. Not only was I wrong, but I’ve been wrong since 1982, which means that I was never right […]

CATEGORY TWO IS MY FAVORITE…

September 15th, 2017

Jordan Klepper will never run out of material… (Coming 25 September.)

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING…

September 15th, 2017

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TRUMP’S IDEOLOGY IS WHITE SUPREMACY…

September 14th, 2017

So, if I had read this story yesterday, I might have read a paragraph or two and moved on. Today, however, I’ve read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest (see below) and I have to view the story through a different lens. I’ve said before, and I still believe my thoughts to be true and honest, that the […]

DON’T BE STUPID, BE A SMARTY, UNDERMINE THE…

September 14th, 2017

Also: Dreamers, Jesus and a patronizing slab of white privilege in aspic. Previously…

BLEAK ELECTION: LESS THAN 13% BOTHER TO VOTE

September 13th, 2017

I have said before that I’ll never underestimate Zach Reed. Mayor Frank Jackson should be very careful as the two will vie in the general election. What a disappointing election with fewer than 13 percent of Clevelanders bothering to cast a vote for mayor. Mike West of the Cuyahoga Board of Elections reported that 32,826 […]

‘CAUSE RIGHT NOW ALL WE HAVE IS THE DUMMY…

September 13th, 2017

From The Washington Post: An Ivy League graduate headed to law school, with eyes on becoming her state’s first female governor, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund knew the importance of answering a question head-on. So when judges at the Miss America competition asked her whether President Donald Trump was wrong to withdraw the United States […]

STEVE BANNON STEPS FROM BEHIND THE CURTAIN…

September 12th, 2017

Trevor is funny and on target, but if all you know about the 60 Minutes conversation between Steve Bannon and Charlie Rose comes from the late-night television show hosts (like Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert for starters) then you’re grossly uninformed. I confess that I agree with much of Bannon’s assessment. I also disagree with […]

WE TOO CAN BE BRAVE AS CANADIANS AND LEAP…

September 8th, 2017

Central to Naomi Klein’s most recent book—No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics And Winning The World We Need—is the document included at the end of the book: The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another. The document’s preamble sets up the challenge. We start […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN WE SEE THE FEET OF CLAY…?

September 8th, 2017

More than a decade ago I began writing, often three times daily, about Myanmar and, as my blog-sister Shamash called her, Our Lady Aung San Suu Kyi. I slacked off in 2011 because Myanmar seemed to be changing for the better and I turned my blog attentions elsewhere. Over the last few days, however, Myanmar, […]

HARVEY, IRMA & JOSE: GET GOBERNMENT* DONE…

September 7th, 2017

*No, that’s not a typo… :)

QUICKEN ARENA DEAL SEALS JACKSON RE-ELECTION

September 7th, 2017

Well, the Democrats kicked away the first victory over sports-owner monsters and may have thereby easily re-elected Mayor Frank Jackson. That puts back for another four years a crew of has been city officials working the city for high salaries and little work. Jackson cannot seem to dump long-ago city officials who at least under […]

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